Saabs must have regular maintenance. A few factors you need to know when you buy one.
Auto mechanics need to learn how to set engine valve clearances to OEM specs. Many mechanics get it wrong, and here is why.
Buying a used brake lathe? Start here and learn from a brake lathe re-builder to save you money and time.
Using an on car brake lathe takes a skilled operator who understands the value of his or her experience with setting the brake lathe up carefully. Choosing which type of on-car brake lathe to buy has a lot to do with...
My ideal auto repair shop is filled with light and has the best quality repair shop equipment money can buy!
Starting an auto repair shop on a tight budget2 Automotive advice on how to succeed where others fail.
In my previous hub, "starting your auto repair shop on a tight budget1," I covered a broad range of innovative factors that you can use to gain the advantage over your competition, but I have not yet...
It can be done, even today you can still start an auto shop on a shoestring.You'll need a bit of guts to do it though! A keen young mechanic sometimes has the common sense and ability to be an exceptional workshop...
Buying an old motorcycle to restore and take to rallies or just to ride on the weekend is an act of love and very enjoyable for some of us who love to hit the road on our motorcycles. I live in a climate where...
Auto repair shop profit centres explained. Which ones are most profitable for your shop?
Early BMW cars are still a great buy, but you need to know about their design faults and recalls.
Operating your own auto repair shop these days involves balancing markets against profit centres and gaining customer loyalty. Some outsourcing is inevitable especially when you start your auto shop, but you can add a...
Buying a used BMW 5 series can be tricky. The 5 series problems were mostly sorted under warranty.Here is how to pick a good one.
Self knowledge and self worth are vital personal attributes when starting a workshop or auto repair shop. You need to enjoy dealing with people in general. If you enjoy the mechanical work that is great, but if you...
Buying a wheel balancer? the right wheel balancer for your auto shop will improve your profit on tire balancing.
Engine analysers have been with us for a long long time, and it is only lately that they have measured 5 gas emissions. If you have a workshop and are considering buying an analyser, there are quite a few things to...
My son has quit university in his third year of study to become a teacher and taken on an apprenticeship in bricklaying. He has been in work as a lifesaver since he started university, earning a pretty good hourly...
Wheel aligners come in many different forms. Here is some professional advice for the small auto repair shop owner who wants to do wheel alignment in house.
FMC has been making great brake lathes as well as a wide range of other automotive equipment for many years, starting with the early 600 series they became a very reliable accurate unit. The FMC brake lathe is not...
Ammco have been making high quality brake lathes for a very long time, without needing to change the basic design. Buying spare parts even for a 40 year old model is a breeze! Servicing and rebuilding them for years,...
Starting a workshop business or auto repair shop can be very profitable if you get the basics right.
Troubleshooting the sounds your car suspension makes can save you a small fortune. Before you spend a dime, read this first.
What's that sound coming from your car? Knowing which noise is bad can save you money on repairs
Convert to LPG? LPG conversion kits for cars are going strong. LPG although not as efficient as gasoline is much cheaper.
Where to start when buying a used or new car? Buying and selling cars and motorcycles for more than 30 years, I have a set of rules that I never break when buying and another set of rules for selling used cars.
OK punters, I'm proud of you. Close the door so she can't see where you got this fabulous information from! Mighty courageous of you to line up here to learn the black art of answering the question. "Does my bum...
Learn how to check your own brakes to see when they need repair. Check worn discs and pads yourself so you can be safe between services and avoid being overcharged for repairs.
In Victoria there is an area unusually rich with gold quite close to our Capital city Melbourne. It is called The Golden Triangle Melbourne is built around Port Phillip Bay, with other major cities like...
I almost got scammed yesterday.I went looking for an apartment to rent in the inner city so that I could be closer to some of my family. I found a nice property in an area that I like that was...
It was mid winter in the Australian bush. The clay and sand roads were as greasy as a lamb chop. Where the road had been carved through the cuttings, the rocks jutted out of the road surface where the grader had been...
I was nearly three years old when we moved to "the bush" from Melbourne, a large Capitol City of 4 million on Australia's south Eastern coast. Dad had just come back from World War 2 where he had been a...
The bastard from the bush is a very dirty poem by the famous Australian poet Banjo Paterson, who is on our Australian $10 note. I want to tell you a clean story first about one of the characters I knew when I grew up...
Will gold do as it did in the 70s again? That would put gold at over 3,400 an ounce! Seriously worth thought I would think.
The biblical account of god as written by humans is undeniably promoting a truly horrible psychopathic entity. Hate and vengeance. I know this hub will alienate all the god fearing intellectually stuck of the world...
I love Honda's. I have owned, ridden, bought and sold more Honda's than any one of the other famous makes. Engineering quality has always been consistent, and quality control the industries best.
An air driven car? Sounds perfect! Is it? Well decide for yourself, here it is.
Women are from Venus? We men often use statements about women to insist that "the problem with women" is that they are impossible to predict or understand. We hear it said that Women are from Venus and...